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Seabirds Smiling About Government Grant14th January 2014

14 January 2014, 9:30am. For immediate release. The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) is delighted to announce that it is the recipient of a $360,000 Australian Government grant. The Caring for our Country grant will be used to further reduce the low number of collisions that occur between seabirds and the cables used to tow trawl nets. Simon Boag, SETFIA's EO explain...

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Minister Hodgkinson reverses decision and reinstates state vessel catch limits1st June 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 STATEMENT FROM MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES KATRINA HODGKINSON The NSW Government has listened to stakeholder concerns and will not make changes to trip limits for NSW commercial fishers, original restrictions will remain. In the interests of working collaboratively with all our stakeholders and ensuring the risks and impacts of changes to fishing limits have bee...

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NSW allow unrestricted commercial flathead fishing21st May 2013

21 May 2013. For immediate release. On May 3, in what has been described by Commonwealth fishing operators as "..a shock move..", the NSW Minister for Primary Industries the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson signed a notice removing commercial catch limits for many fish species in NSW, including flathead. This means that state licensed vessels can now take unlimited amounts of flathead, while the same fi...

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Celebrating sustainable Australian fisheries15th March 2013

15 March 2013. For immediate release. Today is Sustainable Seafood Day Australia 2013. It is a day to celebrate sustainable seafood, fisheries and retailers. It is about explaining to seafood lovers how their choice of Australian seafood makes positive difference in the world's oceans. The South East Trawl Fishery runs from Barranjoey Point, north of Sydney, through NSW, Victoria and Tasmani...

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